1. The Corners Looked Awful
Yes, the cornerbacks at the Combine ran well.
They jumped extremely well, were strong, and were rocked up and as central casting-well as possible.
But too many biffed and whiffed through the main drills.
LSU’s Greedy Williams tore off a fantastic 4.37 in the 40, but he was a hot mess on his technique, like this one …
Worst of all, the best corner on many boards had to tap out because of cramps. But he was hardly alone when it came to the issues.
As a group, the corners weren’t smooth, they couldn’t seem to catch anything on a consistent basis, and they didn’t stand out as must-have stars to gush all over. It was a chance for someone to stand out from the pack, and a few did help themselves.
Penn State’s Amani Oruwariye had a strong overall day, and Auburn’s Jamel Dean moved up into a possible top 50 overall pick, but it was a rough, rough day.
Even if you think some of the ball drills are unnecessary, they did show off that many of the corners weren’t prepared well enough for the specific drills. Does that matter? Absolutely not.
There could be four corners going in the first round, and Williams and Deandre Baker will be just fine. It just wasn’t a good way to end a fantastic all-around 2019 NFL Combine.